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Becoming a creative partner with schools

Authored by: Nick Owen

The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning

Print publication date:  July  2011
Online publication date:  July  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415548892
eBook ISBN: 9780203817568
Adobe ISBN: 9781136730047


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Urban regeneration partnership initiatives – in which the public, private and voluntary sectors collaborate in order to bring about the management of public services within neighbourhoods – have been a feature of the UK’s political landscape since the Thatcher government of the 1980s. The concept of partnership has consequently been adopted within education, although, as Diamond suggests, presenting them as ‘Change agents in the way they bring together different (and sometimes competing) interest groups (means) regeneration partnerships are, therefore, often the sites of unresolved interest’ (Diamond, 2002: 296).

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